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Like President Obama, Trump must deal with the millions of old-school middle-skill jobs, like manufacturing, that just aren't coming back.
Dec. 1, 2016
The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.
Dec. 1, 2016
Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.
Dec. 1, 2016
The Department of Justice says Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty for "deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up."
Dec. 1, 2016
While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.
Dec. 1, 2016
A charter plane crashed near Medellín, Colombia, on Monday night, killing 71 people. According to leaked audio and witness accounts, the pilot cited "fuel problems" and asked for priority landing.
Dec. 1, 2016
The dementia wing of a nursing home is foreign territory to most people. Photographer Maja Daniels spent three years documenting the lives of people with Alzheimer's in a hospital in France.
Dec. 1, 2016
Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?
Dec. 1, 2016
The second man to walk on the moon fell ill during a trip to the South Pole and is being flown to New Zealand. Aldrin is 86 years old.
Dec. 1, 2016
Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the Soviet era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.
Dec. 1, 2016
Mining once boomed in Mongolia but as commodity prices fell, the economy tanked and companies went bankrupt. Unemployed men are taking over abandoned coal mines to extract what's left. Some have died.
Dec. 1, 2016
The Indian Supreme Court has handed down an interim order mandating that cinemas across the country play the national anthem — and the audience must stand for it — before every feature film.
Dec. 1, 2016
NPR's Peter Kenyon recently spent a week in Damascus after an 8-year absence. He found a changed city and strong strains of anti-American feeling. But the U.S. isn't the only target of Syrian anger.
Dec. 1, 2016
New rules let a federal court approve government searches of devices outside the court's district. The Justice Department wanted the change to keep up with technology. Opponents consider it scary.
Dec. 1, 2016
His new hotel's $200 million renovation was financed by Deutsche Bank. The Justice Department is set to impose a multibillion-dollar fine on the bank. And Trump will oversee the Justice Department.
Dec. 1, 2016
Boston's Christmas tree is a thank you gift from Canada for help the city provided a century ago, a reminder not just that it's time to get into the holiday spirit but also what that's really about.
Dec. 1, 2016
The report, which contends commanders fairly dismissed thousands of soldiers who returned from war with mental health issues or brain injuries, did not review 19,000 of those troops.
Dec. 1, 2016
When the volcano started rumbling, North Korean researchers realized they didn't have the tools to predict if it might erupt. So they reached out to Western scientists for help.
Dec. 1, 2016
Fifteen states allow corporal punishment in school. Another seven don't prohibit it. Curious if you live in one of them? We built a map.
Dec. 1, 2016
It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.
Dec. 1, 2016

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